AEIP declares for re-entry to EU

Submitted by AWL on 18 December, 2019 - 11:30 Author: Gerry Bates

Another Europe Is Possible held its conference on 14 December, with about 100 present at any one time.

AEIP was set up as a left pro-Remain group in the run-up to the 2016 referendum, and Workers’ Liberty supported it then.

It organised “Left Blocs”, for example, on the big October 2018 and March, July, and October 2019 anti-Brexit marches.

Previously operating as a sort of NGO, AEIP became a membership organisation and held a founding conference in December 2018.

AEIP is officially “cross-party”, but the Green Party presence at this second conference seemed smaller than in 2018.

AEIP decided to campaign step-by-step against the new Tory government “to maintain and expand the rights, protections and standards previously guaranteed by EU law”, and also to advocate Britain rejoining the EU.

There was wide agreement on those points, though since the conference some leading AEIP people have suggested a shift to pushing for a “fair Brexit”.

The conference voting for places on the AEIP committee chose the following: in the women’s count, Julie Ward, Mary Kaldor, Kelly Rogers, Seema Syeda; in the open count, Luke Cooper, Alex Fernandes, Shaista Aziz, Ben Towse. Another eight places will be elected online in January. The committee also has places for affiliates.

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